“Frederique van der Wal, one of the most recognized faces in the modeling world, has taken her phenomenal global success in fashion and beauty, and translated it into a career that spans the worlds offashion, film, television and business.
As the recipient of the Elite Model Look of the Year award in 1985, Frederique was propelled into the mainstream popular conscience, and quickly rose to become a cover model for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bizarre and Cosmopolitan, as well as the face of prestigious campaigns for Revlon, Guess, MCI and Victoria’s Secret. Her remarkable success caught the attention of the media, and magazines such as Forbes and InStyle, which have profiled her in their issues.
Frederique has appeared in the stage production of The Vagina Monologues, and has performed in feature films by acclaimed directors Barry Sonnenfeld, Woody Allen, James Toback and Wim Wenders. As a television personality and person-of-interest, Frederique has also appeared on programs including: Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, GMA, TODAY, E, VH-1, The Late Show, Late Night with Jay Leno, the Bloomberg Network, and CNN.
She has produced and hosted numerous television shows and segments for networks ranging from EXTRA to FOX, specific programs such as World Class with FREDERIQUE for the Scripts network, The Ultimate Holiday Towns USA, a two-hour special for A&E, as well as a number of television programs in her native Holland. She was The Mole in the Hawaii celebrity edition of ABC’s popular TV series, and was the host and producer of Discovery TLC’s Cover Shot, wherein she assembled an expert team of make-up artists and stylists to transform an everyday woman into a cover model. Most recently, Frederique was a featured judge on the Dutch television show The Face.
Frederique has also been recognized for her business acumen – as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, and in 2011, the recipient of the Marie Claire Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In the past, Frederique has been involved in varied licensing deals carrying her name such as a line of lingerie, sleepwear and loungewear, a bathing suit line, a workout video, a signature fragrance, and a calendar.
In 2005 Frederique’s native Holland bestowed upon her the great distinction of naming a lily in her honor. The Frederique’s Choice Lily was unveiled at a ceremony in Amsterdam, and inspired her to develop, produce and host a television program called The Invisible Journey with the Discovery Channel, which traced the route a flower travels from the growing fields of Africa, through the markets and auction houses in the Netherlands, to a special event in New York City.
The Invisible Journey led Frederique to create a lifestyle brand within the flower industry, Frederique’s Choice: www.frederiqueschoice.com. Since its launch in Europe during the Spring of 2008, Frederique’s Choice has been featured internationally to great acclaim.
Her sense of humor and style have earned Frederique a large following of fans. Today, she remains active dividing her time between her work, numerous charities, and, most importantly, mother to daughter Scyler.”
“Pop culture will tell you there’s a time when you’ve peaked, but I disagree. There are times when you’re learning and there are times when you rise up again. And I think that can happen several times, at any age.” - Frederique van der Wal